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I can understand being a bit ;( about selling tiny baby clothes, but why can I not sell my maternity wear?

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twentypence Wed 01-Aug-07 05:10:38

I just spent ages typing in the first outfit into Trade Me (like ebay but for New Zealanders) and when it came to press the final button I just found it really hard and put my reserve up to a really high price to try and stop people buying it.

I can't bring myself to list the others at all.

I've said for 4+ years now I am only having one child - but somehow I just can't get rid.

I don't have a problem with getting rid of clothes generally. I only have ds's baby clothes up to 18 months - everything else I've sold. I've sold all my old office clothes and shoes. So why the heck am I hanging onto clothes with enormous elasticated waists?

LieselVentouse Wed 01-Aug-07 05:35:46

Mmmmmmmmmmmm - methinks youre not finished

Kif Wed 01-Aug-07 07:04:42

Oooh - I did that.

Sorted it all, photigraphed, listed on ebay, packed in anticipation, reneged on a deal cos I got postage waay wrong and sent it all to my mum's attic!

I'm suspicious of me too

twentypence Wed 01-Aug-07 07:41:27

And how long ago was that Kif?

startouchedtrinity Wed 01-Aug-07 07:49:09

I find it easier to give mine to friends when they are pg.

FillydoraTonks Wed 01-Aug-07 07:49:54


you don't have to sell them ALL. Keep anything you really like. But sell most.

Here's the thing. If you have a new baby, you will LIKE buying new maternity wear and new clothes, and this way you can with a cear conscience

twentypence Wed 01-Aug-07 08:16:52

If I have another baby no way will I be able to buy things this nice - I was working and bought really nice stuff that I do actually still like.

MadamePlatypus Wed 01-Aug-07 08:20:52

That is exactly my thinking FillydoraTonks.

FillydoraTonks Wed 01-Aug-07 08:22:53

ah problem then.

startouchedtrinity Wed 01-Aug-07 08:24:07

Sounds like when, not if...

missgriss Wed 01-Aug-07 08:25:23

The thought of another baby must be in your mind

After having DD (2nd child) I quite happily bagged up all my maternity clothes and gav e them to a charity shop. I suspect I may have been whistling merrily whilst doing so

ShrinkingViolet Wed 01-Aug-07 08:27:18

do you need to get rid fo it (money, space)? If not, then pack it back up in a box and put it away. When you're ready to let it go, you will be able to.
Re baby clothes, I gave everything to a friend who was having twins apart form a couple of dresses which DD3 uses for her dollies/teddies - it was nice to see the baby stuff being used, and even nicer to see the couple of special dresses every day (although perhaps not being teddy's nightie )

FillydoraTonks Wed 01-Aug-07 08:31:19

yes, am pg with no 3, as soon as I find out its sex I shall be bagging up the redundant clothes for the charity shop/friends etc. I KNOW I am done here.

startouchedtrinity Wed 01-Aug-07 08:33:45

Same here, only things I am really sentimental about have been kept. I can't bear to part with our moses basket!

FillydoraTonks Wed 01-Aug-07 08:40:37

my problem is shoes

i have every pair of shoes ever worn by my dcs

ie around 20 and counting.

i do not know where this will end....

startouchedtrinity Wed 01-Aug-07 09:02:32

Oh yes, shoes are amazing. I have filched dd1's first school shoes, she only needed one pair all yr and they are in a terrible state.

And little wellies...

twentypence Wed 01-Aug-07 10:28:54

Don't really need the money or the space, but it seems silly not to have both. It's just I can't do it. I explained to dh that I couldn't list them and he said he understood.

At least nobody thinks I am a crazy woman.

3littlepigs Wed 01-Aug-07 10:36:48

If you want to re-use your maternity stuff make sure you have baby no2 in the same season as baby no1!!! I kept loads of gorgeous maternity stuff from DS who was born in a very cold winter and none of it was any good when DD was born on the hottest day of the year!!!!

twentypence Sat 04-Aug-07 05:16:57

Maternity wear has been repacked in suitcase, apart from the one which is on Trade Me - which has 3 watchers but thankfully so far no bids.

Dh has been informed what this means...

twentypence Sun 05-Aug-07 06:00:49

Reserve has been met on the maternity outfit which I did list. I won it in a competition so I can bear to be parted from it. Plus I hate yoga.

Everything else is staying in the suitcase.

MrsJohnCusack Sun 05-Aug-07 08:57:17

Hmm. I shall be watching you carefully

twentypence Sun 05-Aug-07 09:15:29

Any increase in girth at the moment is because I have discovered how to make gluten free caramel squares.

Blackduck Sun 05-Aug-07 09:47:56

I am staring at a huge box of ds's clothes 0 to 3 yrs (he's now 4) and wondering why they are STILL cluttering up my bedroom....

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